MUD 81 Update – (September 2018)
The second News topic below “Tax Rate for 2018” discusses our tax rate for the 2018 reflecting the Fort Bend Appraisal District reduction in the assessed values of MUD 81 homes following Harvey. This follows refunds provided to our flooded neighbors covering the period from the flood date to the end of 2017 as was done by most local taxing authorities. In terms of recovering some of our Harvey costs, FEMA has advised us they will provide some funds to help with repairs to our Waste Treatment Plant access, repairs that will take place after some needed improvements in the drainage behind the plant that came to the front this last year. There remains further claims with FEMA to cover costs associated with damage to Lift Station 4 (Bradford) and Water Plant 2. These claims are being pursued in conjunction with the City of Weston Lakes.
Our last several reports have spoken about the plans to upgrade our waste treatment facilities, provide a backup water well complete treating facilities, and accommodate the westward growth of Weston Lakes. Our applications to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) are completed and we are taking bids as the engineering is finalized. Both of these projects should commence shortly.

Tax Rate for 2018 is $0.345/$100
On September 25,2018 the Fort Bend Municipal Utility District 81 approved the following tax rate for 2018:
Total Tax Rate (per $100 of value):
This rate is applied as follows:
Maintenance and Operations:
Debt Service:
While the overall tax rate has increased $0.0150/$100 or 4.55% over the 2017 tax rate, the average residential homestead appraised value in Weston Lakes decreased by 5.63% over the same period. Hence, the tax paid on the average homestead value in Weston Lakes will decrease by $19.43 in 2018.
The increased tax rate was applied primarily to the District’s increase in debt service. In 2017 the District approved two major infrastructure improvements: 1. The addition of a 3rd water production plant, to be located near Bowser Road which will provide the long sought 3rd water well, and 2. The expansion of and process improvements to the District’s waste water treatment plant to meet current effluent standards. To fund these two major infrastructure projects and the costs related to annexing portions of The Reserve, the District issued bonds totaling $12.84MM.
In addition to the undertaking of the major projects listed above, the District continues to fund ongoing maintenance and improvements to the existing water delivery and waste treatment facilities. With a major portion of these facilities being in service for over 30 years, maintenance and repairs continue to increase.

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